Syrian Minister of Health: 1414 dead is the final death toll from the earthquake

Syrian Minister of Health: 1414 dead is the final death toll from the earthquake

Syrian Minister of Health Hassan Al-Ghobash announced today, Tuesday, that the final death toll from the earthquake that struck Syria on February 6 has reached 1,414 dead and 2,357 injured, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

(SANA) quoted Minister Al-Ghobash as saying in a press statement that the emergency and medical response teams worked to their fullest capacity to reach, over the course of 24 hours, all the victims, pull them out from under the rubble, transfer the injured to hospitals, and provide them with all emergency and medical services, in coordination. with all stakeholders.

In a related context, the Syrian Council of Ministers decided, during its weekly session today, headed by Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, to move from an emergency emergency action plan to deal with the repercussions of the devastating earthquake that hit a number of Syrian governorates, to an organized action plan that includes all aspects of work related to relief and aid distribution, according to ((Sana)).

Yesterday (Monday), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and the accompanying delegation the repercussions of the earthquake that struck Syria and the urgent humanitarian needs of the Syrian people to overcome these repercussions, according to SANA.

During the meeting, President al-Assad stressed the need for urgent aid to enter all regions in Syria.

On Monday, the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Faisal Al-Miqdad, discussed with Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Syria, the efforts that can be taken to enhance the role of the international organization in responding to the devastating effects of the earthquake in Syria.

On February 10, the Syrian government announced that the affected areas in the governorates of Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama, and Idlib as a result of the earthquake were affected areas, and the consequences of that, according to the official Syrian media.

It is noteworthy that the United Nations said last Friday that the earthquake that struck Syria on February 6 led to the displacement of 5.3 million people.

Meanwhile, the latest statistics issued by the London-based (unofficial) Syrian Observatory for Human Rights showed that the earthquake claimed the lives of about 7,000 people in areas controlled by the regime and the opposition.